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  • all right so what are you thinking of getting  here an alpaca sweater it's alpaca and mourinho  

  • we've been climbing up these meandering  roads with just amazing views

  • so our first stop in the province of jujuy  argentina was the town of purmamarca whose name  

  • translates to desert city in the aymara language  this is a pretty quiet town lined with adobe  

  • buildings ancient algarvo trees a lively market  that sets up in the central square and we can't  

  • forget the otherworldly rainbow colored  mountains that act as a beautiful backdrop  

  • well good morning everyone and greetings from  the town of purmamarca here in the province of  

  • jujuy argentina this is known as the town with  the hill of seven colors that looks like a lot  

  • more it looks like a little close-up yeah because  the whole the whole set of mountains here is uh  

  • oh the motorcycles are going by there's like  a motorcycle riding club they are all royal  

  • enfield okay motorcycle it must be some sort ofclub or something british motorcycles in northern  

  • argentina imagine that but yeah like we were  saying the the mountains here the colors are just  

  • spectacular amazing it's a beautiful day it's warm  but there is a nice uh breeze and some nice uh  

  • gust of wind so what we had to do i had to do  i bought myself a new sombrero gringo cup here  

  • i wasn't cutting it no i wasn't cutting it  it doesn't cover your face the wind blows it  

  • constantly away so it's only 250 pesos somewhere  bought it how much is that in dollars oh my gosh  

  • it's like three something dollars yeah three  dollars okay yeah for this it covers your face  

  • it has a strap so the wind is not gonna blow it  away the colors here i don't know is spectacular  

  • yeah it's a seven color mountain it's almost like  colors that you wouldn't expect to see in nature  

  • on the earth you've got like oranges and lavender  and violet and green and yellow oh yeah all right  

  • let's keep going let's do it this spot right here  is called cerro el borito and it's a super easy  

  • climb that you can access from the center of town  there's a very small fee of just a few pesos and  

  • you get some really great views of the famous hill  of seven colors it's well worth the short climb

  • we then made our way to the square known  as plaza nuevo de julio to browse the  

  • local market where you can get all sorts  of textiles pottery and handcrafted goods

  • so these are little candies with honey and  coca leaf and apparently it's really good  

  • for the altar too tomorrow we're going to be  at over 4 thousand meters so we'll be cheering

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  • bye okay people we are the town square  and we found a beauty of a tree over here  

  • this is called algarrobo in spanish it's a tree  that grows from southern cordova all the way up  

  • to the north of the country it's a massive beast  over 700 years old so if you have a chance to  

  • come to this town it's a little bit hidden out  of the regular way just across from the square  

  • and right next to the church you don't see many  like uh these sizes anymore you know so it's an  

  • experience i don't know maybe it's because i love  trees and i love anything that has to do with wood  

  • and nature but you look at the branches and you  just can't believe it nature at its best yeah so  

  • come and take a look at this if you're down this  way i went shopping in the town square check this  

  • out just like all the different colors it's going  to keep me warm because we're going to be reaching  

  • some pretty high altitudes here over 4 000 meters  yeah and it gets windy up there once you start  

  • going over the passes plus we have patagonia  coming up later and you got one more thing  

  • one more thing i already showed you my candy my  cocoa honey candy this i think she said is called  

  • aguado and it has lots of different uses like you  can use it as a tablecloth or as a rug or put it  

  • on furniture or wear it as a poncho i should get  cold so time to try these candies so they are made  

  • eucalyptus of course cocoa and also honey too  mm-hmm cocoa less do you think it's cocoa like  

  • chocolate coca leaf my friends it's so sweet and  sugary i don't really taste anything aside from  

  • the sugar you don't get the bitterness of the coca  leaf none whatsoever oh good we're going to be  

  • consuming a lot of these candies over the next  few days i have the feeling i'm having another  

  • one and now we're just sitting in front of the the  church here in front of the town square the church  

  • dates back to 1648 it's made out of adobe  no photos allowed inside but we'll show you  

  • the exterior so you get an idea of what it's like  our visit to purmamarca jujuy argentina was short  

  • and sweet because we still had a steep mountain  pass to cross we got back in the car and started  

  • the drive to salinas grandes a massive salt flat  situated between the provinces of huhui and salta

  • well guys a little update from the back of the car  here we've been climbing up mountains and hills  

  • now for about 40 minutes 30 or 40 minutes it's  about 60 kilometers from the town we were visiting  

  • is a place called the salinas grandes basically  the giant salt flats we've been climbing up  

  • these meandering roads with just amazing views  like just unbelievable views along the way and  

  • it's very serpentine roads we're taking it easy  we're sucking on our cocoa candy in the back here  

  • and we're trying to acclimatize  as best we can to the altitude  

  • on the drive over we came across a herd of  guanacos they're a close relative of the llama  

  • and they kind of blend in with the landscape  so we were pretty excited to see them

  • time for another update from the road we have  made it to our maximum altitude today four  

  • thousand one hundred and seventy meters above sea  level here in altos el morado how are you feeling

  • let's hope not like that i mean i'm starting  to feel like a pressure on my head and like  

  • a heaviness so we just stopped here at a lookout  we snapped some photos but there was also a lady  

  • selling more coca candy because apparently someone  in the back has already almost finished the first  

  • pack we had to grab a few more packs for the  rest of the day and tomorrow so yeah frankly  

  • you feel like crap up here yeah let's put it  you know let's take it put it the right way  

  • and a lot of people feel worse than others yeah  so why because it's so fast you know it's uh  

  • you'll never know how how you're going to feel  until you experience it yeah and you climb to  

  • this altitude some people are i don't know they  have a metabolism that is uh it does not affect  

  • them as much i'm i'm not i'm not worried but some  other ones they it feels like your body turns to  

  • rubber yeah and your head is very light-headed you  just feel lethargic yeah it's uh it's a very uh  

  • ugly sensation let's let's say but on the bright  side on the bright side we can already see the  

  • salt flats we're only 20 minutes away so it wasn't  that long of a journey and we're going down and  

  • we're going down we are descending again on the  other side of the mountain so things are improving  

  • this is salinas grandes a vast white desert  of salt that sits at an altitude of 3 450  

  • meters above sea level it's a cool place to snap  some photos and have fun with optical illusions  

  • well guys we have made it to salinas grandes the  great salt flats here in jujuy argentina it was a  

  • bit of an optical illusion almost like a mirage on  approach yeah it looked like water water yeah yeah  

  • we could see from the far away from the distance  it looked like a lake instead of a salt flat  

  • so yeah it's nice here and over there there is  a whole bunch of rows of pools where they uh  

  • i guess that's where they get the salt from you  know the only thing is that you can really feel  

  • the sun here you know the the sun rays they  hit the salt and they reflect and bounce back  

  • and it feels like it's really uh  you're cooking cooking here you know  

  • bronzing getting some color there are steaks on  the barbie you gotta be careful if you come here  

  • because uh you could end up  roasted the chicken you know yeah

  • also sorry about the abrupt ending to this  vlog i accidentally filmed the speaking outro  

  • in slow motion classic and then i thoughtlost my cell phone so we spent a good chunk  

  • of time retracing our steps looking for it in  the desert of course it made an appearance in  

  • the door panel we had already searched three  times so yeah it was a bit of a stressful end  

  • to the day but we'll see you in the next video  where we'll visit the towns of ukiya and uma  

  • and also a high altitude vineyard so see you soon

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all right so what are you thinking of getting  here an alpaca sweater it's alpaca and mourinho  

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SALT FLATS + Rainbow Mountains ? | Visiting PURMAMARCA + SALINAS GRANDES in JUJUY, Argentina ??

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    Summer posted on 2021/02/13
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